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UK Sport’s Ideas4Innovation award

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One month left to submit your research ideas on how to improve performance of British athletes.

Granted by UK Sport’s Research and Innovation team, Ideas4Innovation is an award scheme aimed at harnessing exceptional research concepts and proposals which, given sufficient funding and support, could make a difference to the future of British Olympic and Paralympic sport.

This year, the applicants with the top eight ideas will be invited to McLaren Applied Technologies in Woking on Thursday 4 August to present their ideas to an expert panel, including UK Sport Chief Executive Liz Nicholl and Great Britain wheelchair rugby captain Steve Brown, and will win a £500 prize. Any idea which the panel believes has the potential to make a significant performance impact on British athletes could win up to £25,000 in research funding to help turn their idea into a reality. 

How to apply

Applications for the 2011 Ideas4Innovation Awards are now open and entries for the 2011 awards close on Friday 8 July.

Students should apply via the ‘New Researchers’ entry route, while others, including those working in higher education, can apply via the ‘Garage Innovators’ application process.

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